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Software that scans media such as documents or images (or interacts with other doing so).

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Tool for optical character recognition (OCR)

Is there a tool that can recognise text in a scanned document (PNG, JPG) and convert it into a regular text file (DOC, TXT)? It should Work on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Be free Work with most common ...
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Document scanning software with OCR that takes advantage of multiple CPUs

At the moment I use the software that came with my CanoScan flatbed scanners. My major complaint about the bundled software: no possibility to define scan profiles, too slow (not capable of using ...
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Offline Android OCR receipt scanner

I have been looking for an Android receipt scanner that does NOT upload data to the providers servers. I'm looking for a solution that will process photos of receipts and use OCR to extract data ...
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PC program to take photos of documents, correct perspective, rotate and crop them automatically

I know of several mobile apps designed to tidy up photos of documents, snapped directly from a phone camera, but I'd like a PC program to do the same thing. I already have a bunch of photos of ...
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Need program to help remove information from scanned documents

I have about 200 PDF scans that need to have information systematically removed. This information to remove includes a set of digits that may vary in length. The current plan is to print each ...
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Program to cut&save rectangles out of a scanned document

I often use my scanner to scan multiple small receipts. I can fit 10 small receipts on a page. I'd like to save these receipts, each to a separate file. I can do this easily with copy and paste, but ...
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Tools to scan code for open source licenses and copyrights?

What would be a recommended tool to scan software code for open source licenses and copyrights? Some specs: free and open source preferred. No more than $100/month otherwise. should be a tool, not a ...
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Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos?

I am looking for a decent scanner software that will allow: Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos (Approx 4 photos every scan) Re-orientation Scratch and dust removal (if possible) Color ...
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Scan a receipt and recognize text/numeric data on it

I'm looking for a software that can scan a receipt to retrieve data of total price, product's name and price, receipt date and receipt number. Some important criteria: The software can be created as ...
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Document and receipt management (a replacement for Neat Receips)

I have been using Neat for years for scanning and organizing my receipts, bills, tax documents, pretty much anything that would go in a filing cabinet. I found out a few days ago they will be ending ...
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Photo scanning & managment software for Windows

My grandfather has many albums worth of old family photos he wants to scan in. His goal is to get all the pictures in, then start dividing up digital copies based on which family branches would be ...
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.Net Scanning Library

I've been assigned to a project which involves using a document scanning API to obtain user documents.The application will be written in C# and targets the .NET framework running on Windows desktop. ...
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iOS app to scan and recognize receipts

We have an older neat receipts scanner that is starting to fail. One of the problems I've had with Neat Receipts is that the software isn't magical enough. Seems to me that you should be able to ...
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Free IOS 'scan' app

I am looking for a free app that allows me to take pictures of documents ('scans'), and the app optimizes it. I would like it: to be free to save in color to auto-optimize to allow me to crop it ...
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Scanning Suite for Windows

I'm looking for a Scanning suite for my Windows 10 Home laptop, which I can use in conjunction with my Richo all-in-one. This is a cheap all-in-one printer/scanner, and did not come with any specific ...
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Receipt tracking with purchase breakdown

I'm looking for an iOS app or a web app that will let me scan a receipt and breakdown the purchases on the receipt so I can put each purchase into a category. I run my own small nonprofit and ...
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Fix up scanned text documents as images

I often scan text documents - text and possibly some logo/letterhead on a page, either entirely or mostly black-and-white. After scanning, I: Rotate the image to make sure the text is straight (this ...
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Windows software to automatically trim edges of photographs of documents

Can anyone recommend gratis Windows software to automatically trim the edges of photographs of documents? Must have an option to adjust for perspective. The program does not need to take the actual ...
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Vulnerability scanner for scanning AngularJS web application

I tried scanning my web application built with AngularJS front-end and PHP backend. But scanning with scanners like Nessus and Websecurify fails due to '#' in URL. My URL has format http://domain....
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Identify scanned document is handwritten or printed

Using C#, I'm trying to detect whether a document (Invoice to be more specific) is handwritten or printed. Edited: I don't have to convert handwritting to actual words. Just have to know that ...
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GIMP plugin for rectifying scanned documents on Linux

I use (Devuan) GNU/Linux. I often scan official documents I receive, and want to store them. But the process of scanning (and sometime the original printing) distort the image relative to the original....
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Sorting scanned documents

Hello there Softwarerecs, is there a bit of software out there, that is capable of sorting scanned documents that have a marker on the page? What I need is something that can auto sort, based on ...
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iOS document scanning and stitching from multiple images

Is there an app for iOS that will do one of these? scan a large document by guiding the user to take multiple photos of a document such as a large poster and then combine them automatically stitch ...
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Linux image processing program to batch-correct photos for scanning

I want to scan hundreds of A4 papers, but I don't have a scanner. I have a good camera though, so I: Put the paper on the floor Focus powerful lights on it (including sunlight) With the camera, zoom ...
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Scanner Software with OCR Filename

I am scanning several documents that are the same format with different names. I'm looking for a program that will scan these and output the file name via OCR from the name on the document. We had an ...
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Android app which scans while camera moves

Is there an app which can scan image/text while you move camera along of paper (like real scanner does) ? OCR is not necessary. I want be able to get a single long photo of scanned surface. In a ...
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Virtual scanner for documents and images

Is there a free offline virtual scanner (for Windows XP and above) that allows end-users to import a wide selection of image formats (e.g. tiff, jpg, png, bmp) and document format (esp. PDF) and allow ...
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Which tools can turn scanned paper documents into searchable text pdf on Mac?

I need to convert scanned documents into searchable text PDFs on a mac. Adobe Acrobat can do this perfectly with its text recognition feature, but Acrobat is quite expensive when considering I only ...
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Tools to read human written text from a scanned page

What would be the best/most accurate way to read human writing from a scanned document and convert it into text?
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Scan text document to PDF with OCR

I need to scan text documents to PDFs. I found that my Canon scanner's utility and VueScan's OCR works horrible. ABBYY Fine Reader works good enough, but I would like to look at other alternatives. ...
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Free iOS library to scan PDF417 barcodes

Are there any free scanning libraries with PDF417 capability available to integrate with iOS apps? If it supports Android, then that would be even great.
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Document scanning software

Are there good, free, preferably FOSS document scanning software for Windows 7+ with network support? HP's printer/scanner software recently stopped working due to a dependency on Flash. With Flash ...
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Program that rotates scanned PDF files automatically

Is there a program that automatically rotates scanned PDF files? The PDF scans are usually old paper files that need to be inserted into the scanner any way the scanner will take it. Is there a ...
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Convert many images to A4 PDF

Is there a software, that allows the user to take a folder of images and put them, in the correct order of their name, into a PDF, with dimensions A4? The images do not have A4 dimensions, they are ...
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Software to cut out rectangular photos from a scan [duplicate]

I will be scanning a lot of pictures (regular family pictures, none of them will overlap, the scanner is decent, but not professional quality, they won't be alligned 100%) and I want the scanned ...
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We want to capture keyword from image during scanning , suggest some scanner H/W or S/W

We want to capture keyword from image during scanning , suggest some scanner H/W or S/W. Wanted to build some application , in which we have defined keywords. e.g : School Name, Office Name etc. ...
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Scanner Software That Auto Crops Scanned Image

I have a Dell V313w all-in-one printer that I would like to use to scan a very large number of images that are about the size of a postcard. Unfortunately the software that comes with this printer ...
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Barcode reader library for iOS

What options do we have as iOS developers to a library that enables scanning/reading a barcode through the device’ camera? Commercial or gratis. Open source or closed. Preferably works with Swift, ...
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How can I open a URL from an image printed on paper? [closed]

I have a survey and I would like to distribute flyers with a QR code linking the survey. But lots of people dont have a QR code reader where I live. What else can I do so the flyer redirects for the ...
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Crop and de-skew scans automatically - scriptable, high-volume

I'm looking for a scriptable program (or .NET library) that I can point at a directory and say, "crop and deskew all the scans this directory, in place". (Scriptable because I have to run this on tens ...
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Scanning multiple choices answers from paper

I want to create a form that asks: How much do you agree with the following sentences: "Policy X is good" Disagree - Agree {Box1} {Box2} {Box3} {Box4} {Box5} "Policy Y is good" Disagree - ...
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Mac-compatible software to automatically rotate, de-skew, and crop images

I'm looking for a simple and free application which can automatically scan a document (in the form of a JPG or PNG), change the perspective to remove skew, and then crop it. It would be nice if the ...
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2d Barcode reader & writer for Windows and Android

I work with 2D barcodes a lot in my moonlighting gigs, and scan barcodes on my phone with my computer and vice versa several times a day. There are many QR code scanners and generators out there, but ...
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Photo/image (not document) scanning for low-end USB scanners

I run Windows 10 x64 and have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription - and a (low-end) Canoscan LiDE 210 USB scanner. Canon does make 64-bit TWAIN drivers available for this scanner on Windows, but ...
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Reducing the file size of scanned letters

History This is a follow up to and old question from StackOverflow scale and reduce colors to reduce file size of scan Unfortunately convert of imagemagick is too slow (Sometimes our system receives ...
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Enhancing Pictures for Text

Times ago I was not familiar with scanning tools on android like CamScanner or other alternatives, At that time I needed to scan some doc but I did not had a scanner but I had a phone. So I decided to ...
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Scanning / printing server software with gui and file sharing

I am trying to build a home scanning / printing service with a raspberry pi, so no one has to download drivers and all these operations can be centralized. Currently, it can be controlled remotely by ...
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Any scanner apps for Android?

I'd like to have an app that can use a real network printer-scanner to scan documents on Android, but all I can find are apps which use the camera. Are there apps that could use a printer to scan ...
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Scanner app like tool in macOS

There are many scanner apps for smartphones like Microsoft Lens, Scanner Pro, Adobe Scan, etc. They usually apply some filters to make documents clean and some rotate/straighten tools to fix skewness. ...
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Batch QR Code Scanner (Scan multiple qr codes from 1 image)

I'm using Windows 8, either for gratis / commercial license is ok. Is there a software that can decode multiple qr codes in one image? Our sales team wants to place several stickers in 1 page, scan ...